Sisters / Best Friends
Me:: Charlotte, do you think Alex will be your best friend when you grow up?
Charlotte:: But Alex is already my best friend.
Hey New Yorkers,
My firm is looking for a great restaurant preferably with a private room for our Holiday Party. There will probably be about 20 of us. Has anyone been anywhere awesome?
December 1st was a sneaky devil this year. It snuck up on me out of nowhere while I was still enjoying the last of the Thanksgiving holiday. So I found myself an hour before the children’s bedtime madly wrapping the 24 Christmas books that will be our Book Advent Calendar (it was such a hit with Charlotte last year).
I had grand plans to do a blog post listing out all the books but nope….I was just happy to get them all up on the mantel and one pic snapped before the first book was unwrapped.
I used the same 24 books from last year (I had hidden all of them away shortly after Christmas).
I have talked about these seahorses so many times on my blog!
Charlotte had a blue seahorse from very early on. It became part of the night time routine. Tucking her into her crib, turning on the seahorse. She started to call him Sherlock at some point.
So when Alex came along I bought her a pink seahorse. We named him Watson. It took longer for her to become attached but now she adores the seahorses. Notice the plural there. Yep, she loves nothing more than having Sherlock and Watson snuggled up to her. When I pull her out of her crib in the morning she cries until I have safely rescued both Watson and Sherlock and placed them in her arms. It’s so darn cute.
One of my favorite year-end reading lists has arrived: The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013.
Obvious reblog :)
Your shopping guide to stores that won’t ruin their workers’ Thanksgivings.
I won’t be shopping at any of the stores on the Black List because seriously, can you not close for one damn day? It really irks me.
Best. Tshirt. Ever. EVER.
And now the search is over.
Behold: The Jasmin Oversized T Shirt
Jordan found the greatest t shirt of all time and I will forever and ever be indebted to her.
I ordered one in white and one in black.
And they are both perfect.
It’s made from a slouchy fabric that is loose without being overly gapey - when I lean forward I maintain my dignity. And I love that it’s a little longer in the back. Absolutely perfect with skinny jeans or leggings. And guess how much it costs? It costs……..wait for it……..wait for it……… $16 plus free shipping. No word of a lie.
I wore the white one on the weekend with a big open front cardigan and I have the black one on today with my skinny jeans and my Theory blazer and Sam Edelman booties.
Oh, I got this scratch off voucher thing that said I would get 15% off if I used the code GOLDEN15. I’m sure it will work for anyone that uses it.
So I ordered 2 more in each color. That’s how much I love this t shirt.
Update: I haven’t washed them yet but my plan is to put them on the delicate cycle in cold. I’ll report back if anything goes drastically wrong.
Update 2: NEXT25 works for a 25% discount!
Update 3: I wore a beige tshirt bra with the white and it wasn’t see-through at all.
Update 4: It runs big but I like my tshirts loose. I ordered a Size 4 (UK size 8)
I never got around to the all important 1 year (Guys, this is where I admit that I don’t even have a baby book. For either of them. It’s one of the reasons I keep blogging - so they have something to look back at. Imagine the laughs they will get at my outfits. I digress…..)
So this little poppet has places to go and was and up walking at 11 months old. I knew from the beginning that she would walk early.
She’s started saying a couple of words. Da-da was far too easy for her so she’s already skipped ahead to Da-dee. The other words she can say are good girl. I guess we praise her a lot! We’re all about positive reinforcement in this house!
She gave me her first kiss somewhere between 11 and 12 months. She basically just leaned into me with a big open mouth. It was equal parts adorable and hysterical.
She dances. As soon as there’s music there is twirling with one arm stuck up like a ballerina (where does she get it from?!!) Oh god, it’s so so so funny and I’m happy to report we got it on video.
What is she obsessed with? (Because children don’t like things, they become obsessed by things). Helmets. Winston. Watson and Sherlock (the pink and blue seahorses). Climbing on all the things. Eating (it’s such a novelty having a child that will try anything you put in front of her).
Oh, when Charlotte was little I taught her the word bum. Because: maturity. And I would say where’s your bum and she would point at her little tush.
With Alex, I’ve taught her belly. I say belly belly belly belly and she will use her two hands to slap her tummy with glee. It’s beyond adorable (and basically the most un-interesting thing in the world for anyone who isn’t me).